Cowboys Add A Nutritionist

STILLWATER – The Oklahoma State football team added a full-time nutritionist to its staff with the hiring of Charles Hewitt, the team announced on Tuesday.

Hewitt, who began his work at OSU in early August, comes to Stillwater after spending the previous year completing a dietetic internship and finishing his certification at Oakwood University in Huntsville, Ala. Prior to that, Hewitt worked for two years at North Carolina State, where he helped build its sports nutrition program under Michelle Rockwell.

Hewitt will assist in a program that now is feeding many more athletes a day as all of the Cowboys walk-ons have been added to the training table with the new NCAA de-regulations on food and snacks.

Hewitt also has at his disposal the new nutritional snack kitchenette that was built in the Oklahoma State strength and conditioning facility in the West End Zone complex. Gatorade helped with that project as it is one of a select group in the nation that also includes Ohio State, the New Orleans Saints, and the New York Jets.

After receiving a bachelor of science degree in nutritional science from Texas A&M in 2008, Hewitt stayed on with the Aggies as a graduate assistant for nutrition and strength and conditioning until 2011, working under Amy Bragg, who is now the Director of Performance Nutrition at Alabama, and Dave Kennedy, who is now the head strength and conditioning coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

In addition to his credentials as a nutritionist, Hewitt walked on to the Texas A&M football team as an outside linebacker and strong safety for the 2006 and 2007 seasons.

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